World War 2 Spitfire Pilot Jim Robinson looks like a kid in a candy store. Did you see his smile? Yep, that made us smile too! They are both legends — the bird and the veteran and we’re so glad we witnessed this moment. He waited for years to fly this bad boy again and well, we can sense his growing excitement. As of today, around 55 Spitfires all over the world are airworthy, the rest are either in static display in museums, currently being actively restored or kept in storage.
Much loved by its pilots, the Spitfire served in several roles, including interceptor, photo-reconnaissance, fighter-bomber and trainer, and it continued to serve in these roles until the 1950s.
Jim summed up his entire experience in three words: “Times have changed.” We couldn’t agree more and with that happy look on his face at the end, we’re sure it was nothing short of memorable.